What exactly is a poet? I have a poetry and writing website and still had to get a clear definition of what a poet is. Let us take a look at what poet means in our Webster dictionary:
Poet-1. a person who writes poems . 2. a person possessing special powers of imagination or expression.
Daily Wisdom Word meaning of poet-1. A person who writes in either rhyme or prose and expresses themselves from the heart. 2. A person who writes from his own experiences and manages to express them in such a way that the words flow in a pattern.
Poets are special people and there are many of us who could be called poets. Poets have wide boundaries with what they write and there are many different types of poems they can write. For example, there is acrostic poetry. There is also prose poetry or poetry that does not rhyme. There is storybook poetry which tells a story such as what you might see in a children’s book written.
My point is, all of these poets have different spices, but they all work in some recipe. That is the best analogy I can give for a poet. A poet however, always writes with imagination and vision and poems seem to have a beginning, middle and end to them. There is always some conclusion reached at the end of the poem with what the poet is trying to convey to the reader.
Poets are visionaries. They would have to be to plan out the writing of their poetry or to simply express themselves. Poets are also very creative individuals, and the words, if they are like me, tend to flow out of them from a higher form of conscience.
Poetry is one of the few things in this world that uses both sides of the brain to write and poetry is expressed from both the right and left side of the brain. Poetry is a natural act for a poet when he or she is writing it. Poets are very special individuals with the skill to draw a picture of their feelings with their words. Are you a poet? You need to sit down, with a paper and pen and see what flows from the ink to the paper to find out. You may be and just not be aware of it.
Thank you for reading about poets with me today. Please have a blessed and prophetic day!